Board of Directors


These dedicated volunteers from the business and professional communities advise the Foundation and demonstrate exceptional leadership in philanthropy.


Frank Techar, Foundation Chair
Vice-Chair, BMO Financial Group

Joined Foundation Board: 2015

Frank was appointed Vice-Chair of BMO Financial Group in November 2016. In this role, he leverages his broad and deep experience spanning three decades in global financial services to focus on accelerating the bank’s business growth in all markets, and particularly in the U.S. Midwest, which continues to be a mainstay of the bank’s growth plans.

Frank began his career with BMO Financial Group in the Corporate Banking Division in 1984, holding a variety of senior management positions in Canada, the US and the United Kingdom. He led the bank’s US Personal and Commercial business from 2002 to 2006, as President and CEO of BMO’s Chicago-based Harris Bankcorp, Inc., now BMO Harris Bank. In 2006, he was appointed President and CEO of the Personal and Commercial banking businesses in Canada. From 2013-2016, Frank served as COO of BMO Financial Group, with overall accountability for BMO’s Personal and Commercial and Wealth businesses as well as the bank’s retail distribution channels, serving more than nine million customers. Frank was also accountable for overseeing aspects of marketing, technology and operations.

Frank is a member of the United Way of Greater Toronto’s Board of Trustees and served on the Campaign Cabinet from 2009 to 2011. He has also chaired the annual giving campaign for the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago; is a Life Trustee of Rush University Medical Centre in Chicago; and is a member of the Executive Council of the Canadian Bankers Association. A native of Minnesota, Frank earned a Bachelor of Science and Engineering degree from Princeton University in 1978 and an MBA from the University of Denver in 1983.

Frank served on the Hospital Board from 2010-2017. He chaired the Planning and Construction Committee, and was a member of the Research and Education Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee. He became Chair of the Foundation Board in February 2015 and was a member of the Inspire 2018 campaign cabinet.

John Barford, Foundation Vice Chair
President, Valleydene Corp. Ltd.

Joined Foundation Board: 2007

John is President of Valleydene Corp., a private investment holding company based in Toronto. He is the former Chairman of GSW Inc., a manufacturer of domestic and commercial water heaters. John sits on the Advisory Boards of InvestEco Funds and KingSett Canadian Real Estate Income Fund. He has served on numerous public and private company boards, and is currently a Trustee of Trinity College School and the Bickle Foundation. He is a member of World Presidents Organization (WPO) and Chief Executives Organization (CEO), and past chair
of the Toronto Foundation.

John is a member of the Inspire 2018 campaign cabinet and has led fundraising efforts for the Chair in Homelessness, Housing and Health, and the Chair in Multiple Sclerosis Research.

John M. Cassaday, C.M., Foundation Vice Chair
Founder and former President and Chief Executive Officer, Corus Entertainment

Joined Foundation Board: 2004

John was the founding President and CEO of Corus Entertainment Inc. Corus is a Canadian leader in radio and specialty television and owns Nelvana, a world leading producer of animated programming and related products. Prior to Corus, John was President of CTV and of the Campbell Soup Company in Canada and the UK. John sits on the Board of Directors of Manulife Financial, Sysco Corp., Irving Oil, Spin Master, Inc. and Sleep Country. He was a past director of J. M. Schneider Corp. and Loblaw Companies Ltd. He was the Chair of the 1995 United Way Campaign for Metro Toronto. John was honoured in 1998 by the Rotman School of Management as one of their most distinguished alumni.

John was Chair of the Board of St. Michael’s Hospital from 2004-2006. He has been involved in every Foundation capital campaign, from chairing the first campaign cabinet to co-chairing Inspire 2018. John is currently leading fundraising efforts for St. Michael’s Centre for Urban Health Solutions.

Allan Donald, Foundation Treasurer
Partner, Deloitte

Joined Foundation Board: 2012

Al has held a number of leadership positions at Deloitte, including 10 years on the firm’s National Executive team where he held a number of key marketplace roles. He was also a member of the firm’s Global Brand team that led the development and roll out of a global brand strategy. He currently leads Deloitte’s relationships with some of the firm’s largest international clients in the manufacturing and consumer business industries and is a frequently quoted thought leader and speaker on corporate reporting. For the past five years, Al has led the development and execution of a rock band competition in support of the United Way. Al has a degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, a BComm degree from the University of Windsor and is an alumnus of the Stanford Executive Program.

A former member of the President’s Council, Allan has been a member of the Finance Committee since 2010 and is now Treasurer for the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Dr. Robert J. Howard, Foundation Vice Chair
Interim President, St. Michael’s Hospital, Providence Healthcare and St. Joseph's Health Centre

Joined Foundation Board: 1998

Robert (Bob) Howard was appointed Interim President, St. Michael’s Hospital, Providence Healthcare and St. Joseph's Health Centre on August 1, 2017 when Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital were united under one corporate entity. Prior to the integration Bob had served as President and CEO of St. Michael’s Hospital since 1998. Bob is a cardiologist with a passion for excellence in health care management. His vision for quality improvement and innovation is a cornerstone of the hospital’s strategic plan and his work in this area is setting the benchmark across Ontario.

Under Bob’s leadership, St. Michael’s officially opened the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and the Keenan Research Centre. The hospital has also begun construction on a major transformation, which includes the 17-storey Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower and extensive renovations such as the expanded state-of-the-art Slaight Family Emergency Department. This revitalization of the hospital’s facilities will position St. Michael’s to be the premier critical care hospital in Canada.

Bob was a member of the Inspire 2018 campaign cabinet. Bob is also active in the broader health care community. Notable examples include his roles as Chair of the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TAHSN) and executive member of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO). He is also a board member for the Michener Institute of Technology, the Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC) and the Health Force Ontario Marketing and Recruitment Agency (HFO-MRA).

Bob has an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering from the University of Toronto, a medical degree from McMaster University and an executive MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Jane Humphreys, Foundation Vice Chair
Director, St. Michael's Foundation

Joined Foundation Board: 2008

Jane’s extensive volunteer experience involved leading initiatives for the Canadian Women’s Club of London; the Toronto International Art Fair; Upper Canada College; Mayfair; and the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts. She serves as a director on the boards of the Canadian Art Foundation and the Foundation Fighting Blindness where she has chaired a number of fundraising events.

Jane has been Chair of the St. Michael's Foundation Donor Recognition Committee since 2011 and was a member of the Inspire 2018 campaign cabinet. She co-chaired the Women’s Team, raising over $3 million for a Chair in Women’s Health and continues to work with the Women’s Team to raise funds for the Slaight Family Emergency Department. Her professional career, which has focused on labour relations and human resources, includes management positions with the Oshawa Group, Domtar Chemicals Group and Consumers Gas. Jane holds a Master’s of Industrial Relations from the University of Toronto.

Lili Litwin, CFRE
President, St. Michael's Foundation

Joined Foundation Board: 2017

A senior fundraising executive, Lili has experience in designing and building teams, campaigns, principle and major gift programs for national and international organizations, and has designed and led award-winning social awareness campaigns.

Most recently as the Executive Director of Advancement at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, she successfully completed a $200 million campaign, including a capital campaign for a state-of-the-art expansion to the School. As a member of the Dean’s Executive Leadership Team and a member of the Senior Advancement Leadership team at the University of Toronto, she worked closely with senior management and faculty to oversee all external relations activities for the School. She established a strong pipeline of alumni annual giving by revamping alumni programming - launching marquee events and volunteer programming in Toronto and in key geographies around the world.  

Prior to her role at Rotman, Lili was Executive Director, North America of ONEXONE, overseeing activities in Canada, the US and Haiti. Lili was editor of Charitable Giving, a Globe and Mail supplement, has presented at Association of Fundraising Professionals conferences in Toronto as well as represented various organizations through lectures and seminars at schools and universities across Canada.

Lili has extensive expertise in engaging stakeholders to create brand equity and raise support. Implementing traditional advancement strategies and designing award-winning social awareness campaigns has resulted in exponential growth and success during her tenure.

Lili holds a CFRE designation (Certified Fundraising Executive). She graduated with a B.A. from Glendon College in the bilingual stream as well as a B.Ed. from York University. Lili has completed executive leadership programs at the Rotman School including; MBA Essentials for Managers, Integrative Thinking and Value Investing.

L. Alayne Metrick, FAHP
Executive Director, St. Michael's Foundation

Joined Foundation Board: 1995

As president of St. Michael's Foundation from 1995-2017, Alayne has taken the hospital from raising $3.5 million per year to a record-breaking $53.2 million in total revenue in fiscal year 2014/15. All of the capital campaigns she has led for St. Michael’s Hospital have exceeded their fundraising targets, including the most recent and most ambitious campaign, Inspire 2018, which had a goal of $210 million and raised a landmark $237 million. In all, Alayne has raised over $500 million for urgent hospital priorities.

The Foundation also experienced a fundraising first in North America under her direction, with 100% physician participation in all capital campaigns to date.

In 2002, Alayne received her Fellow’s designation (FAHP) from the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy and she is one of only 20 people in Canada who holds this designation. She has received many awards over the years acknowledging her expertise and dedication to philanthropy, including the prestigious Community of Service Award from St. Michael’s Hospital and the 2005 Fundraiser of the Year Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Alayne was also awarded the distinguished Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her service to the community. Previously, Alayne was president of the Centenary Hospital Foundation for nine years.


Ammar Al-Joundi
President, Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited

Joined Foundation Board: 2017

Ammar was appointed President of Agnico Eagle on April 6, 2015. Having also served previously as the company’s Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, he has over 20 years of experience in finance and business strategy, and has extensive experience in mining, capital markets and banking.

Prior to his return to become Agnico Eagle’s President, Ammar served as the Chief Financial Officer of Barrick Gold Corporation, as Barrick’s Senior Executive Vice President and as its Executive Vice President. He has held various senior financial roles including Senior Vice President of Capital Allocation and Business Strategy, Senior Vice President of Finance, Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Barrick South America and Vice President, Structured Finance at Citibank, Canada. Ammar is a Professional Engineer who graduated (with distinction) from the University of Toronto in Mechanical Engineering and has an MBA (with honours) from the University of Western Ontario.

Tony Arrell, C.M.
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Burgundy Asset Management Ltd.

Joined Foundation Board: 2006

Tony was involved in the founding of Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. in 1991 and became the CEO and controlling shareholder in late 1992. Prior to joining Burgundy, Tony had a 22-year career in which he served as: analyst at Gardiner Watson; Director of Research at Wood Gundy; and CEO of Wood Gundy’s activities in the United States. Most recently, he was Chairman and CEO of Midland Walwyn. He assisted in the formation of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance and was on its original Board of Directors. He is a past director of both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Investment Dealers Association and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the Toronto CFA Society.

Tony has a long association with the Canadian Opera Company and the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He has won a number of awards for his outstanding service to the community. Tony earned a BSc from the University of Guelph and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Tony is past Chair of the Board of the St. Michael’s Foundation and he served as Co-Chair on the Inspire 2018 campaign. He served on the Hospital Board from 2001 to 2012 as a member and Chair of the Pension Sub-Committee and as a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee.

Lloyd Barbara
Vice Chairman, Burgundy Asset Management Ltd.

Joined Foundation Board: 1999

Lloyd joined Burgundy in 1994 and has over 45 years of experience in the pension and investment management field. In his early career, Lloyd worked for William M. Mercer Ltd. and Confederation Life where he led the national marketing operation on behalf of Confed Investment Counselling Ltd. Over the years, Lloyd has been active in numerous non-profit organizations. He is a past director and current member of the Rotary Club of Toronto, and a past director of Dignitas International and the CNIB.

Lloyd has been a member of all our campaign cabinets and a supporter of the Urban Angel Golf Classic. Lloyd was influential in helping St. Michael’s obtain vital support from the Rotary Club of Toronto for innovative projects including: the Rotary Club of Toronto Transition Centre for the Homeless in St. Michael’s Emergency Department; and the Rotary Infirmary at Seaton House. He is also a member of the St. Michael’s Foundation Audit and Finance Committee, and a member of the Heart and Stroke Foundation Investment Committee.

Gregory S. Belton, C.M.
Executive Chairman, Hub International HKMB|Ontario

Joined Foundation Board: 2006

At age 29, Greg and a partner purchased Muntz & Beatty Inc. By 2007 the firm, then known as HKMB, had grown to become the largest privately owned commercial insurance brokerage in Canada. In January 2008 Greg and his partners sold the firm to HUB International and are now part of the senior management team of HUB. Greg is Chairman of HKMB HUB International. From 2004 to 2006, Greg was also the Chairman of US-based Assurex Global, the world’s largest privately held risk management, commercial insurance and employee benefits group. Greg is an active leader in his community. He has been involved with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award since 1992. In 1994, as National President, he launched the Charter for Business which, to date, has generated corporate donations exceeding $12 million for “at risk” youth programs across Canada. In November of 2007, Greg was appointed Chairman of the International Trustees of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Association based in London, a position previously held by the founder, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh.

Greg was a member of the Inspire 2018 campaign cabinet and a supporter of the John David Eaton Chair for Multiple Sclerosis.

David Cooper, CFA
Internal Wholesaler, Manulife Investments

Joined Foundation Board: 2016

Co-Chair, St. Michael’s Young Leaders

David is an internal wholesaler at Manulife Investments, working with investment advisors and financial planners, and recommending investment instruments for clients. David worked at Manulife Asset Management as an Institutional Sales Associate on the Canadian Sales and Relationship Management Team. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Queen’s University and is a CFA Charter holder.

David’s affiliation with St. Michael’s began in 2012 when he joined the St. Michael’s Young Leaders, taking on a variety of leadership roles that currently includes Co-Chair.

Julie Di Lorenzo
President, Diamante Urban Corp.

Joined Foundation Board: 2015

Julie is a leading Toronto builder and a prominent voice for the real estate development industry. She has served as President and Executive of the Board of the Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association; and on the Board of Tarion, which administers the Ontario New Home Warranty Program. Julie serves on the York School Board, and recently enjoys serving as Board Member and mentor for The Next 36, which helps launch the careers of Canada's most promising undergraduates.

Some of the outstanding Toronto condominium buildings she has been responsible for developing were winners of the Greater Toronto Home Builders' Project of the Year for three consecutive years, an unprecedented accomplishment by a single builder. Julie led Toronto's development boom following the recession of the early '90s with One Balmoral, followed by landmark projects that include Two Roxborough St. East, 801 Bay St. Domus in Yorkville, Phoebe on Queen, as well as One City Hall, one of the largest residential projects built in Toronto in its time. Recent accomplishments include the Florian project, which broke ground in summer 2009 and is one of the standout residential projects to obtain construction financing in the difficult climate of 2009. It completed occupancy in 2012 and is reputed to be "one of Toronto's most beautiful buildings." The Diamond project in North York launched in 2015.

Julie was a member of the Hospital Board from 2006 to 2015, serving on the Planning and Construction, Research and Education, and Quality and Academic Affairs Committees.

William Downe, C.M.
Former CEO, BMO Financial Group

Joined Foundation Board: 2006

Bill was appointed CEO of BMO Financial Group in March 2007. Since joining the Bank in 1983, he has held a variety of senior management positions in Canada and the US. Bill is a director of ManpowerGroup Inc. and is on the Rush University Medical Center Board of Trustees. He is a director of Catalyst Inc. and serves as Chair of Catalyst’s Canadian Advisory Board. He is a member of the Government of Canada’s Advisory Council on Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders; a member of the Economic Club of Chicago; and Past President of the Federal Reserve Board’s Federal Advisory Council. Bill is a member of the International Business Leaders Advisory Council of the Mayor of Beijing (IBLAC) and a member of the International Advisory Council of Guanghua School of Management at Peking University.

Bill holds a BA from Wilfrid Laurier University and a MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. In 2003, he received the Rotman Distinguished Business Alumni Award from Rotman.

Bill is a member of the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation Board, a member of the Executive Committee, and was a Co-chair of the Inspire 2018 campaign cabinet. He is the past Chair of the Board of Directors of St. Michael’s Hospital.

The Honourable Nicole C. Eaton
Senator (Ontario)

Joined Foundation Board: 2002

Appointed to the Senate of Canada in 2009, Nicky has a long history of volunteerism and patronage of the charitable sector. Presently, she is Director and Vice-Chair of the National Ballet of Canada and Chair of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. In addition to her significant philanthropic work, Nicky is also a member and supporter of the Federal Progressive Conservative Party, where she has been a chair of several leadership conventions. Previously, Nicky has served in varying capacities on a number of other organizations, including the Royal Ontario Museum, the George R. Gardiner Museum, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and the Stratford Festival of Canada. Nicky is the co-author of two books, In a Canadian Garden and At Home in Canada.

Nicky is the former Vice-Chair of St. Michael’s Foundation, a member of the Foundation’s Donor Recognition Committee and a supporter of the campaign to renovate our Ophthalmology Clinic, part of Inspire 2018.

Timothy K. Griffin
Chairman, Connor, Clark and Lunn Private Capital Ltd.

Joined Foundation Board: 1992

Tim is Chairman of Connor, Clark and Lunn Private Capital Ltd. His career includes 15 years at Royal Trust/Royal Bank culminating in his role as President and CEO of the institutional fund management operation. Tim spent 10 years in the consulting and book publishing businesses. He is actively involved in several community organizations, including Ridley College Foundation in St. Catharines, where he is a trustee and Chair of the Investment Committee and the Board of Directors of the Bishop’s University Foundation.

Tim served as Chair of the Foundation for five years; co-chaired the Urban Angel Campaign from 1996-1998; and was a member of the Campaign Cabinet for the “It all starts with caring.” campaign. He was Co-Chair, Leadership Gifts for the “Advancing care. Every day.” campaign and is currently chairing the campaign to renovate our Ophthalmology Clinic, part of Inspire 2018.

Gwen Harvey
Founder and President, Bridgewater Family Wealth Services

Joined Foundation Board: 2014

For over 30 years, Gwen has worked with families facing the complexities inherent in multi-generational wealth. A BComm graduate, Gwen is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP); a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU); and a Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP). In conjunction with her family foundation, Gwen attended the Rockefeller Foundation’s Philanthropy Workshop. She serves as a director of the Patrick and Barbara Keenan Foundation; a Heritage Governor of the Royal Ontario Museum; a director of St. Michael’s Hospital Research Institute; and is a past director of Dignitas International and The Bishop Strachan School.

Ken Hugessen
Partner, Hugessen Consulting, Inc.

Joined Foundation Board: 2015

Ken is a well-known advisor to boards on executive compensation and related performance, governance and shareholder matters. Based in Toronto, he has over 30 years of experience consulting in Canada, the US and the UK to both public and private corporations, and to large pension/sovereign wealth funds. Ken and his partners founded Hugessen Consulting in 2006 to meet the growing needs of boards and compensation committees for independent advice. He works with clients to align executive pay outcomes with corporate and individual performance, and to strengthen board governance and support director-led engagement with the shareholder community. He writes and speaks extensively on the role of the Board, including the Compensation Committee and its Chair in executive compensation, and is a faculty member in the Institute of Corporate Directors' Directors Education Program.

Ken was a member of the Inspire 2018 campaign cabinet.

John S. Hunkin
Former CEO, CIBC

Joined Foundation Board: 1998

John retired from the position of CEO of CIBC in 2005, after a 36-year career with the bank. He is a member and former chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Schulich School of Business and is a past member of the Board of Governors at York University (since 2011), where he served on the Finance and Audit Committee and the Executive Committee. He was on the York University Board from 1994 to 2004.

John is a former Chair of the CAMH Foundation Board and also actively served as a member of that Board, co-chairing the Governance and Nominations Committee and as a member of the Finance and Audit Committee. He is a member of the Li Ka Shing (Canada) Foundation. He is also a former member of the Enablis Foundation, the Canadian Psychiatric Foundation and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. John received an LLD (Hon.) from York University and was a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award in 2002. In 2009, he received the Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, GTA Chapter.

John is a former Chair of the Foundation, a former member of the Executive Committee and a member of the current Inspire 2018 campaign cabinet.

Pat Lace
Vice President, Draxson Holdings Limited

Joined Foundation Board: 2008

Pat is Vice President of Draxson Holdings Limited, a private investment holding company based in Toronto. Previously she held positions at the Royal Bank of Canada, Nova Corp, and the Holy Cross Hospital in Calgary. She has been actively serving the Toronto community through her work with Project Hope, Archdiocese of Toronto, St. Anselm’s Catholic Church, the Junior League of Toronto, Upper Canada College and St. Michael’s Hospital. Pat earned a BSc. from the University of Calgary, and an MBA in Managerial Economics and Finance from the University of Ottawa.

Pat was a member of the Angel Ball Cabinet Committee in 2008 and 2011, on the committee for the Women’s Health Centre and co-chaired the campaign for the Chair in Women’s Health. She is currently Chair of the Foundation’s Annual Program Committee, is Co-Chair of the Women’s Team, served on the Campaign Cabinet for the Inspire 2018 Campaign, and is a member of the Executive Committee.

John MacIntyre
Partner, Birch Hill Equity Partners Management Inc.

Joined Foundation Board: 2015

John co-founded Birch Hill in 2005 after co-founding the Canadian mid-market Private Equity Group within TD Capital, Birch Hill’s predecessor organization. John is Chairman of HomeQ and serves on the Board of Directors of RHB Group and Secunda Canada. He has served on the Boards of ACE Bakery, Bluewave Energy, COM DEV International, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Nealanders International and Vector Intermediaries. John has also played a key role in Birch Hill’s investments in Celestica International and St. Mary’s Paper.

In addition to his role on several key Birch Hill investments, and as a senior advisor to the Birch Hill group, John’s other duties from 1995 to 2004 included: President of TD Capital and Head of TD Global Private Equity business from 1995-2000; Vice Chair and Global Head, Investment Banking, TD Securities from 2000 to 2002; and Advisory Committee member on all the alternative investments funds with TD Capital: Fund of Funds, Mezzanine and Venture Capital. He is a director of Community Foundations of Canada, past Chair of Toronto Foundation and past Chair of Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation.

John Manning
Managing Director, BMO Equity Capital Markets

Joined Foundation Board: 2012

John is a Managing Director in Equity Capital Markets and one of the firm’s most experienced professionals responsible for originating and executing equity and equity-linked financing transactions. John has been with BMO Capital Markets for 19 years, joining in 1996 and spending several years in Corporate Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions. John has been in the Equity Capital Markets group since 2000 and was Head of Equity Syndication for nine years before assuming senior origination and execution responsibilities in the Energy, Energy Infrastructure and Financial Services industries. John holds an HBA and MBA from the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business.

For 10 years John co-chaired the annual Urban Angel Golf Classic, which marked its 11th year of netting over $1 million in 2017.

Melissa Martin
Director, St. Michael's Foundation

Joined Foundation Board: 2010

Melissa is an active and committed member of the Toronto community. She and her husband Joe Natale were Co-Chairs of the 2008 and 2011 Angel Ball Galas, along with Tony and Lina Gagliano, which together raised $5.9 million for hospital priorities. In 2014, Melissa and Joe, along with Tony and Lina Gagliano in their third consecutive outing as Angel Ball Co-Chairs, and Alison and Anatol von Hahn, made St. Michael’s Gala history when they raised $3.5 million in net revenue. In 2012, Melissa also co-chaired the inaugural Angel Bowl, which raised over $260,000.

She and Joe have volunteered on behalf of many charitable initiatives including Juvenile Diabetes, the Royal Conservatory of Music, Soulpepper Theatre, the Ontario Science Centre and Luminato. Melissa’s community work goes back 20 years when she started her volunteer career with Junior Achievement. For five years, Melissa guided high school students through successful strategies for operating a small business including the development, manufacturing and marketing cycles. Melissa is a former marketing executive with experience leading national campaigns for both consumer and business-to-business enterprises. She has worked in the telecom and consumer packaged goods sectors for both the agency and client sides across all media including TV, print and direct mail. Her areas of expertise include brand building and management, database modeling and segmentation as well as retention and loyalty programs.

Shawn McReynolds
Managing Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Joined Foundation Board: 2014

Shawn is a partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets practices at Davies. He is a Managing Partner of Davies and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Shawn has represented both issuers and underwriters in numerous domestic and international public and private financings and regularly advises public companies and institution investors on corporate governance issues.

Shawn is a former Chairman of the Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission. Shawn has been widely recognized through: inclusion in: the Expert Guides’ The Best of the Best for his work in Capital Markets; by Which lawyer? as a highly recommended practitioner in the areas of Equity and Debt Capital Markets, Corporate/MA and Investment Funds; and by IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms as a leading lawyer in Capital Markets. Shawn graduated from McGill University, with an LLB in 1982 and completed Bar Admissions, Ontario in 1984. He is a former Lecturer in Securities Regulation at McGill University and a former Adjunct Professor of Securities Regulation at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Patrick B. Meneley
Vice Chair and Head of Global Corporate and Investment Banking, TD Securities
Executive Vice President, TD Bank Group

Joined Foundation Board: 2015

Patrick is a Vice Chair of TD Securities and Head of Global Investment Banking, with responsibility for all of TD’s investment and corporate banking activities with corporate and government clients. This includes mergers and acquisitions advisory services, corporate lending, and debt and equity underwriting.

Prior to assuming the role in 2001, Patrick headed TD Securities’ Communications and Media group as it established a leading position in this sector. Prior to joining TD Securities in June 1997, Patrick was with a US-based investment bank in New York and Toronto providing international financing and advisory services to Canadian companies.

Patrick is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, Upper Canada Chapter and was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™ in 2002. He is active in various philanthropic organizations including the Hospital for Sick Children, Havergal College, Upper Canada College and the United Way. Patrick holds an MBA (with distinction) from the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business and a BComm (with honours) from the University of British Columbia.

Bruce H. Mitchell
President & CEO, Permian Industries Ltd.

Joined Foundation Board: 2016

Bruce is founder and owner of Permian Industries Limited, a Toronto-based management and holding company. Permian is the sole shareholder of Trophy Foods, a processor and distributor of edible nuts and nut-based confectionary products, and Integrated Solutions Group, a US-based technology services and software provider for medical clinics and agricultural co-operatives. Permian is a major shareholder of Mastronardi Produce, North America’s largest grower, marketer and distributor of greenhouse tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. Permian has had sole ownership of an automotive OEM parts and components manufacturer and has held significant stakes in an oil and gas production and exploration firm, an advertising agency and a manufacturer of UV water purification devices.

Bruce has served on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Montreal and several other public companies and on numerous private corporations and not-for-profit boards. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and a Trustee of the Ridley College Foundation. Bruce graduated with a B.Sc. (Engineering) from Queen’s University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Sherri Neldner
Director, St. Michael's Foundation

Joined Foundation Board: 2017

From 2006 to 2015, Sherri served as Vice President at Alaris Royalty Corp., a private equity firm based in Calgary, Alberta. At Alaris, Sherri played a key role in leading the evaluation and structuring of new investment opportunities, as well as working with senior management teams to monitor investment performance and strategic options. 

Prior to joining Alaris in 2006, Sherri held increasingly senior positions at CIBC Capital Partners in Toronto, the merchant banking group of CIBC which provided debt and equity investments in later stage businesses. During her five years at CIBC, Sherri had responsibility for sourcing and evaluating new investment opportunities, transaction structuring, and managing the investment process for initial and follow-on investments. Prior to joining CIBC, she spent two years in the Mergers and Acquisitions group of RBC Capital Markets.

Sherri has an MBA from the University of Toronto and a BBA (honours) from Bishop’s University. She has volunteered for many non-profit organizations in various capacities including The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, United Way of Calgary, the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the Calgary Westside Recreation Centre. She is a married mother of four children and is actively involved in their schools and activities.  .

Michael Norris
Former Deputy Chairman, RBC Capital Markets, RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

Joined Foundation Board: 2005

Michael (Mike) has recently retired after 25 years with RBC, most recently as Deputy Chairman of RBC Capital Markets. During his career at RBC, Mike held various executive roles including: Head of Global Investment Banking; Head of RBC's Energy Business; and member of both the Operating and Executive Committees of RBC Capital Markets. Prior to RBC, Mike was an executive with both Mobil Oil and Gulf Canada. Mike's volunteer work includes chairing the Campaign for Queen's Engineering. Mike is also Chairman of Syrp Inc. and is a Board member of Addax and Oryx Group (Malta) and Cara Operations Inc.

Mike is a former Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, was a member of the Inspire 2018 campaign cabinet, and helped lead fundraising efforts for the hospital’s first Chair in Women’s Health and first Chair in Trauma Research.

Kerry O'Reilly Wilks
Head of Legal, North America & UK,
Vale S.A.

Joined Foundation Board: 2017

Kerry O’Reilly Wilks is the Head of Legal, North Atlantic & UK, for Vale S.A. (Base Metals Business), one of the largest mining companies in the world. In this role, Kerry oversees all issues arising in North America and the UK, including litigation, projects, operations, strategic planning, environmental, health and safety. Prior to this position, Kerry sat as the Head of Legal, Corporate and Marketing, for Vale's Base Metals Business, as well as the Global Chief IT Counsel for Vale globally across all business lines. In this capacity, Kerry was the executive and senior legal officer responsible for advising executive management on legal issues and risks concerning corporate, treasury, securities, corporate governance, finance, tax, strategic alliances, sales/marketing and IT. She has also occupied a senior strategic advisory role regarding Vale's Asia-Pacific affiliates, as Head of Legal, Asia Pacific, where she faced all the challenges associated with being the legal representative of a publicly traded multinational dealing with foreign governments, foreign regulators and significant business partners. In addition, Kerry has been a driving force for innovative projects at Vale, including the creation of a legal knowledge management system.  

Prior to joining Vale, Kerry was a partner with Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg LLP, a leading business law firm, focusing on multi-million dollar securities offerings and M&A transactions.

Kerry is the Founder and Chairperson of Malachy’s Soiree, an annual gala to support the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit at St. Michael’s Hospital. Since the first event in 2015, Kerry’s efforts have raised approximately $500,000 for the SMH NICU. Kerry also sits on the Executive Committee of The Brain Project, a large-scale outdoor exhibit that brings brain health, art and imagination to the streets of Toronto benefitting Baycrest Health Sciences. In 2016, Kerry founded the “East Coast Disruptors”, a group of senior female leaders with roots in the East Coast of Canada that mentor women in the early stages of their professional careers with similar geographical backgrounds. Kerry is a Sponsor under the GoSponsorHer campaign and does extensive work mentoring young women, as well as women and children in high risk circumstances.
Kerry also sits on the Board of Directors of The Giles School, a not-for-profit French/Mandarin school in Toronto. 

Kerry was named as one of Lexpert's Rising Stars - Top 40 under 40 lawyers in Canada in 2012, as well as UNB’s Alumni of Distinction in 2015 for her significant contributions to her profession on a global scale, as well as to communities, globally. Kerry has been featured in various publications for her professional and personal work, including as a feature in Precedent Magazine’s 2016 Winter edition. Most recently, Kerry has been awarded a 2017 Zenith Award as one of the leading female lawyers in Canada and a significant change agent for women in law and society.

Kerry lives in Toronto with her husband, Lloyd Wilks, their 3-year old son (Malachy), 10-year old daughter (Mairirois) and very active yorkie (Gigi).

Tom O'Neill, Chair, St. Michael's Board of Directors
Chair of the Board, BCE and Bell Canada

Joined Foundation Board: 2013

Tom was CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (provider of management consulting and technology services) from January to May 2002 and then Chair of the Board from May to October 2002. He is a former Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of Queen’s University and a past member of the Advisory Council of Queen’s University School of Business. Tom graduated from Queen’s University with a BComm and is a chartered accountant. He received an Honorary LLD from Queen’s University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Tom is also a director of Adecco S.A., Bell Canada, The Bank of Nova Scotia, and Loblaw Companies Ltd.

Tom was a member of the St. Michael's Hospital’s Board of Directors from 2003-2017, when the hospital became part of a new health network with Providence and St. Joseph's Health Centre. On the hospital board, Tom served as Vice-Chair and then became Chair in 2013. He chaired the Governance and Nominating, Research and Education, Business Services and Audit Committees. For the Foundation, he has been a member of the 2014 Angel Ball cabinet and two campaign cabinets, including the Inspire 2018 campaign.

The Honourable David R. Peterson, P.C., Q.C., O. Ont., C. St. J., L. d’H., D.U., L.L.D.
Senior Partner & Chairman, Cassels Brock and Blackwell, LLP

Joined Foundation Board: 2014

Hon. David Peterson is Chairman of the Toronto law firm of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. In 1975, he was elected as a Member of the Ontario Legislature and became the leader of the Ontario Liberal party in 1982. He served as Premier of the Province between 1985 and 1990.

He was Chairman of the successful 2009 Toronto bid for 2015 Pan Am Games. In September 2013, he accepted the nomination to become Chair of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Organizing Committee. David is Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Toronto. He is a director of a number of public and private companies in Canada including Rogers Communications Inc. and Franco-Nevada Corp. and was the Founding Chairman of the Toronto Raptors Basketball Club Inc.

David has been awarded the Order of Ontario and the Ordre de la Pléiade. The Government of France appointed him a Knight of the Order of the Legion of Honour of France and he was summoned by Her Majesty to the Privy Council in 1992. David has received honorary doctorates from a number of universities.

David served on St. Michael’s Hospital Board of Directors from 2004 to 2013 before joining the Foundation Board of Directors in 2014.

Timothy R. Price
Chairman, Funds Management, Brookfield Asset Management

Joined Foundation Board: 1992

Tim is the Chairman, Brookfield Funds, of Brookfield Asset Management and served previously as Chairman of the Boards of Directors of The Edper Group Ltd. and Hees International Bancorp Inc. Tim has over 30 years of management experience with the Brookfield Group of companies. He is active on several corporate boards including Astral Media Inc., Brookfield Homes Corp., Canadian Tire Corp., HSBC Bank Canada, Morguard REIT and Q9 Networks Inc.

In the community, he Tim sits on the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Schulich School of Business at York University and he has served on the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation Board and the York University Board of Governors. Tim was honoured with a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Victoria in 2001.

Tim was a member of the Inspire 2018 campaign cabinet, served as a campaign member for two previous campaigns and co-chaired the Trauma-Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit Campaign. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Foundation.

William (Bill) Pringle, CFA
Associate Portfolio Manager, RBC Dominion Securities

Joined Foundation Board: 2016

Co-Chair, St. Michael's Young Leaders

Bill is an associate portfolio manager at RBC Dominion Securities where he is involved in all aspects of managing clients’ assets including research, analysis and implementation of investment strategies. He joined RBC after completing a double major in Economics and Political Science at Dalhousie University and is a CFA Charterholder.

Bill has been involved with St. Michael’s since 2013 when he joined St. Michael’s Young Leaders (SMYL), including Co-Chairing SMYL’s Duffer Golf Tournament Committee. He now serves as Co-Chair of SMYL.

Dr. Douglas Sinclair
Chief Medical Officer and Site Lead for St. Michael’s Hospital

Joined Foundation Board: 2010

Dr. Doug Sinclair joined St. Michael’s as the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer in January 2010. He was responsible for four clinical programs, medical affairs and leading the corporate agenda for quality. Doug was appointed Chief Medical Officer and Site Lead for St. Michael’s Hospital on August 1, 2017 when Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital were united under one corporate entity

Doug graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto in 1980 and completed residency programs in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He spent 22 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in a number of progressive leadership and academic roles, including the founding Head of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Dalhousie University, Vice President of Medical Services at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre and most recently, Associate Dean of Continuing Medical Education at the Faculty of Medicine and Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the IWK Health Sciences Centre.

Helen Sinclair
Special Advisor, Deloitte

Joined Foundation Board: 2012

Helen serves as Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of BankWorks Trading Inc. She served as President of the Canadian Bankers Association from 1989 to 1996 and previously with the Bank of Nova Scotia. She has been an Independent Director of the Toronto-Dominion Bank since June 1996 and an Independent Director of Toronto-Dominion Bank Holding Company of TD Mortgage Investment Corp. since June 1996.

Helen has been a Trustee of Davis Henderson Income Fund (also known as Davis + Henderson Corp.) since July 23, 2004 and Davis + Henderson G.P. Inc., the general partner of Davis Henderson Income Fund, since May 31, 2002. She has been a Director of EPCOR Utilities Inc. since May 9, 2008 and serves as a Director of CPP Investment Board, McCain Capital Corp., Superbuild and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Helen served as a Director of Transat AT Inc. since March 2003 and Director of US Steel Canada Inc. since 1995. Helen holds an undergraduate degree from York University and an MA from the University of Toronto, both in Economics. She is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School. Helen was a member of the Inspire 2018 campaign cabinet.

Kate Stevenson
Director, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Open Text Corporation, CAE Inc., and Capital Power Corporation

Joined Foundation Board: 2017

Kate is a member of the Board of Directors of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Open Text Corporation, CAE Inc., and Capital Power Corporation, all publicly traded companies. She currently serves as Chair of the CIBC Corporate Governance Committee.  

Kate’s not-for-profit experience has been focused on education. At the University of Guelph, she was Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors, and she also served as Chair of the Board of The Bishop Strachan School.  

Kate was formerly a senior executive at Nortel Networks where she was global Treasurer, and prior to Nortel, Kate was an executive at JP Morgan.

She graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude and holds the professional designation ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Kate is a citizen of both the United States and Canada. She and her husband, John, have 2 grown children, and live in Toronto.

Daniel F. Sullivan
Director, St. Michael's Foundation

Joined Foundation Board: 1993

Dan was Consul General for Canada in New York City from 2006 to 2011 after serving with Scotiabank for over 30 years. Dan is Vice Chair of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network. He is a Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Investment Dealers’ Association of Canada. He is a director of a number of public companies and has served on a number of organizational advisory boards including the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, the Canada Deposit Insurance Corp., CanStage, the St. Lawrence Centre and Branksome Hall. He has authored six papers for the Canadian Tax Foundation.

Dan was Chair of the Board of Directors of St. Michael’s Hospital from 1994 to 2000. Dan has served as a cabinet member of all four of the Foundation’s fundraising campaigns.

Michael J. Thompson
President, Ontario Acoustic Supply

Joined Foundation Board: 2005

Michael co-founded Ontario Acoustic Supply in 1981. Since then, the company has grown to become the largest single source location of commercial ceiling systems in North America. It is a representative of Canadian Gypsum Corp., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of United States Gypsum, the world’s largest manufacturer of drywall, acoustic ceilings and ceiling systems. Michael has been actively involved with the Markham Islander Hockey Organization for 15 years and has worked extensively raising funds for the Good Shepherd Centre, the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness and the North York Women’s Shelter.

Michael was a member of the “It all starts with caring.” capital campaign at St. Michael’s. For the past 11 years, Michael has co-chaired the annual Urban Angel Golf Classic, which marked its 11th year of netting over $1 million in 2017.

Jaime Watt
Executive Chairman, Navigator Limited

Joined Foundation Board: 2009

Jaime is Executive Chair of Navigator, a Toronto-based consulting firm that specializes in the measurement, evaluation and movement of public opinion, corporate and communications strategy, and public policy development. Jaime is a past Chair of Casey House, Canada's pioneer AIDS hospice, and is deeply involved in efforts to promote equality and human rights issues. He serves on the Boards of numerous organizations including the Woodrow Wilson Centre for Scholars in Washington. In 2003, he was awarded the Queen's Jubilee medal for service to the community and in 2009, Egale Canada presented him with their award for lifetime achievement for his equality rights work.

Dr. David Young
Managing Director, Actium Capital Advisors

Joined Foundation Board: 2010

David was the founder of ARIUS Research Inc., a biotechnology company which was publicly traded on the TSX. David was CEO of ARIUS from its inception in 1999 until the successful sale of the company to F. Hoffman-La Roche (“Roche”). At ARIUS, he was responsible for the scientific operations and general management of the company. He completed his surgical and science training at the University of Toronto, where he received over 15 scholarships or awards. He is the inventor or author of over 200 patents or scientific papers. David received the 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs and was a finalist in the 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition. David is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Biosciences Industry Organization, a non-profit biotech industry group; and of MabNet, a NSERC Strategic Network.